and iowa. for mitt romney the path is longer. he would need to win florida, virginia also ohio and iowa. as you heard tahman bradley report, mitt romney keeping his campaign alive today, making stops in ohio and pennsylvania. romney says feels good about ohio, campaign watchers say that might show he knows that's a long shot. another state worth keeping an eye on is virginia. virginia is going to have some of the earliest returns. if president obama wins it, mitt romney has to win ohio or the race is over. the magic number 270 electoral votes. >> in san jose elections officials say so far things are going smoothly. hundreds of voters have been stopping by to cast their ballots all morning. you can stop by any time today until 8:00 tonight when polls in california close. elections official there is have set up a drive-thru drop-off for absentee ballots. one of the biggest battles in california is the governor's tax on education funding. >> reporter: he didn't just vote here he held one last pep rally for prop 30. which some are calling the most important decision on today's state ballot.